NFL Betting Predictions: Chicago Bears at Detroit Lions
Tonight on Monday Night Football we will watch the Chicago Bears travel to take on the Detroit Lions. BetDSI Sportsbook current Live Lines have the Lions as a large -310 favorite over the Bears. I have been having to keep an eye on this as the betting public have moved this line alot (even as I write this article) favoring the Lions over the Bears.
The Lions offense has been chugging along outscoring opponents, and really have been turning it on in the 2nd half of the football game as of late. QB Matthew Stafford has been an absolute tear this year throwing for 62% completion rate, 11 TD’s to only 3 INT’s. With Staffords offensive line playing really well together ( Stafford has only been sacked 5 times this season ) he will have alot of time to chew defenses apart all year if he stays healthy. The Lions running game is the worst in the league , with their leading rusher RB Jahvid Best only getting 3.2 yards per carry , at least he has been effective in the passing game 22 receptions 240 yards.
The Lions defense have been more of a second half defense as well, they are a absolute nasty defense that punishes teams all game. With the some Chicago Bears players this week stating that Lions DT Ndamukong Suh goes as far as ” tries to hurt people ” ( which appears to be true) this is still a wussified statement by the Bears players, and shows just how much this young Suh’s presence gets into the minds of opposing offenses.
The Chicago Bears offense have not been playing as good as the team would have like. However with their QB Jay Cutler being sacked a league high 15 times ( and hit a bunch more ) it is hard to get much of anything going. The Bears offense have lost a 114 yards, 14 yards more than a full football field due to sacks so far this year, and with the way the Lions defense have been up front this could be another very long day for Cutler. RB Matt Forte may have to take a huge workload this week just to keep his QB alive before this game ends. All this being said they still managed 34 points last week against the Carolina and have the ability to put up big points on any given week even if not having great consistency.
The Bears defense have not been playing well enough, the secondary seems weak as they have not created but one turnover besides LB Brian Urlacher’s two interceptions earlier in the year. Last week they got chewed up for 374 yards by Panthers rookie QB Cam Newton. They have not been tough on the run like I would have thought either, as last week the Panthers RB Deangelo Williams rushed 10 times for 82 yards good for an 8.2 yards per carry. RB Jonathan Stewart wasent far behind with 8 carries for 52 yards a 6.5 yards per carry.
My Prediction: The Lions I believe to be a better team this year, but I also think the betting public have just gotten insane with this game. I dont think the Bears should be that huge of an underdog and literally moving by the minute favoring the Lions higher and higer over the Bears. I think the Bears can definately win this one giving huge value on the money line, and right now are getting 6 1/2 points in the spread which I think should be more than enough for a victory on that wager. If you wait till the game is about to start you may even see the spread go to 7 points.
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